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 ====== Walton Opera House ====== ====== Walton Opera House ======
-Near the turn of the century, small towns frequently boasted local opera houses, featuring plays, circuses, orators, and traveling shows that offered entertainment for residents. ​ The Walton Opera House was built on the site of a blacksmith shop owned by German immigrant [[Christian Chittenhelm]],​ located near the railroad tracks and close to the present-day [[Walton]] Branch of the [[Boone County Public Library]].+Near the turn of the century, small towns frequently boasted local opera houses, featuring plays, circuses, orators, and traveling shows that offered entertainment for residents. ​ The Walton Opera House was built on the site of a blacksmith shop owned by German immigrant [[Christian Chittenhelm]],​ located near the [[railroads|railroad]] tracks and close to the present-day [[Walton]] Branch of the [[Boone County Public Library]].
  
 The Opera House was immensely popular, converting to a movie house when silent movies debuted. ​ It suffered a decline after the boom of the 1920'​s,​ and was used as a warehouse for many years before becoming the [[Model Food Store]]. ​ The store was torn down in 1976. The Opera House was immensely popular, converting to a movie house when silent movies debuted. ​ It suffered a decline after the boom of the 1920'​s,​ and was used as a warehouse for many years before becoming the [[Model Food Store]]. ​ The store was torn down in 1976.
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